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India suspends bus driver for letting a monkey ‘drive’

India suspends bus driver for letting a monkey ‘drive’

BANGALORE: An Indian bus driver who let a monkey behind the wheel of his automobile was suspended on Saturday after a video of the incident went viral, sparking outrage and humor.

The 36-year-old driver is seen smiling and patting the langur monkey as a result of it sits atop the wheel of the shifting bus in footage shot by a passenger.

“Driver M Prakash has been taken off obligation for allowing the monkey to take a seat down on the steering wheel and take care of it,” T. S. Latha, a spokesperson for the federal authorities’s road transport firm in southern Karnataka state acknowledged.

“Passengers’ safety is paramount and the driving pressure cannot hazard it by allowing a monkey on the steering.” The incident befell on Monday nonetheless authorities solely found of it after the video was shared on social media, Latha added.

There have been spherical 30 passengers on the bus on the time and none of them complained.

Native media tales say the langur boarded with a passenger and was on the wheel for almost ten minutes.

The bus was on its frequent journey spherical Davangere, spherical 170 miles (270 kilometers) from regional capital Bangalore when the incident befell.

“So sweet. Why droop. He must have been warned to not repeat this,” tweeted Parag Heda.

One different native quipped that the driving pressure was inside the improper profession.

“Good that movement is taken and he suspended, nonetheless clearly he is inside the improper job. This man is a fragile animal lover (see how langur trusts him) and should very properly be an asset in wildlife-related jobs,” he acknowledged.

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The state transport authority acknowledged an investigation was being carried out.

Revealed in Dawn, October seventh, 2018

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